17-year-old missing Virginia girl found safe; man charged

Jimmy Lee Shifflet, left, Cayla Austin, right. (Luray Police Department)

LURAY, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities say the missing 17-year-old girl from Luray has been found safe, and a man has been charged with her disappearance.

Cayla Austin went missing from her home on Jan. 5. Both Virginia Missing Children’s Clearinghouse and State Police issued an endangered missing child alert on Feb. 1.

The Luray Police Department Austin located Austin on Feb. 8 inside an apartment located at 808 Massanutten Avenue in Luray.

Jimmy Lee Shifflet was arrested in her disappearance and charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, two counts of violation of the conditions of a protective order, which barred any contact with the juvenile, and one count of obstruction of justice.